29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
New York City
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Melbourne

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, Los Angeles is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Travel Town ©
Travel Town

few
hours
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder site .

Fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

4
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Kids will enjoy Dutch Wonderland and Antique Images. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Wildwood Boardwalk (in Wildwood) and Cape May Lighthouse (in Cape May). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May, Longwood Gardens, Dutch Wonderland
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

4
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning site .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago route planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Family-friendly places like Polynesian Cultural Center and USS Arizona Memorial will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Missouri Memorial and Manoa Falls. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Honolulu takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

3
days
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lahaina Banyan Court and Zipline. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spouting Horn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Kauai Coffee Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu tour app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Poipu takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Wailua River State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, St. Raphael Church, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

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